Venice Arch Biennale 2012

The UK can "learn lessons from school-building
in Brazil" - Aberrant Architecture

Animating Education by Aberrant Architecture

News: following this week's news that the UK government is restricting curved and glass walls on new school buildings, Aberrant Architecture's Kevin Haley and David Chambers are urging the Department of Education to look to the standardised schools designed by Oscar Niemeyer for Brazil in the 1980s, which the architects are presenting in the British Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale. More »

Venice Architecture Biennale is
"missed opportunity" - New York Times

Common Ground

News: the New York Times has published a scathing news report about the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, claiming "the less said, the better."

The article declares the theme of "Common Ground," chosen by director David Chipperfield, to be "a missed opportunity" to draw attention away from "glamorous buildings and celebrated designers" towards "broader issues like urbanism, public space, social responsibility and collaboration." More »

Iwan Baan on "architecture
without architects"

Iwan Baan on "architecture without architects"

In a movie Dezeen filmed at his Golden Lion-winning installation in collaboration with Justin McGuirk and Urban-Think Tank at the Venice Architecture Biennale, architectural photographer Iwan Baan talks about how residents have built their own homes between the columns and floor plates of the unfinished Torre David skyscraper in Caracas. More »

"Copying is both fundamental and dangerous
to architecture" - Sam Jacob of FAT

"Copying is both fundamental and dangerous to architecture" - Sam Jacob of FAT

FAT director Sam Jacob explains why he believes that "copying is both fundamental to how architecture develops and something that threatens its foundational belief in originality," in this movie we filmed at the Venice Architecture Biennale, where the firm has created an installation called The Museum of Copying. More »